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Would D-Day have been sucsesful without the Americans?

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  1. FNG phpbb3

    FNG phpbb3 New Member

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    yep, the biggest thing the brits lacked was men.

    Thats why monty was happy to throw tanks at Caen during goodwood even though an armoured attack was a terrable waste of machines. However he just didn't have the numbers of men to lauch any more infantry assaults and he was very conscious of the losses the battalians were suffering.

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    I beleive it was the American corps of engineers and the Royal engineers. If i remember correctly.
     
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    Miller phpbb3 New Member

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    I really don't think it would.
     
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    man no people here
     
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    Nah, we just all agree with you. :wink:

    As you can see from the previous pages, the consensus is exactly what you posted - it really wouldn't be possible.
     
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    who likes chicken?
     
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    WTF? :-?
     
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    ditto simons query ...whats that fowl ??? doing in this thread? miller?
     
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    OHOHOHOH!!! I know!

    Wasting time?

    Oh wait was that a serious question?


    (Ack, we're turning this into a 'spam' thread)
     
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    That was probably the most important gift to the germans from the yanks, the old spam. I mean , talk about biological weapon of mass dysentary!! :eek: :roll: :lol:
     
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    D-day would have failed without the american support. lack of men material boats and air power. the English would have hold out for a couple of weeks but just couldn't bear the losses that would have been made.

    the mulbarry harbor of the amiricans was destroyed during a storm and the british port was lucky that it didn't fell down. indeed the british used the pieces of the destroyed american to fix their port.

    Would have D-day failed without the british support?
     
  12. Ricky

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    Hmmm, interesting question. If you include the Empire/Commonwealth in with 'British'...


    Firstly, Britain istelf was needed as a base. No Britain, no easy invasion with tons of air support and a short supply line.

    Secondly, the RAF and RN did a large chunk of the support work

    Thirdly, British and Canadian troops took 3 of the 5 beaches.

    Fourthly, The British came up with many of the inventions that made the invasion that little bit easier (eg: the 'funnies' or the mulberry harbours)

    Sure, the Americans *could* have launched a successful D-Day without British help, but it would have taken longer to build up to the required strength, would have required them to divert resources from the Pacific, and would have been generally much harder-going. Without Britain itself as a base, no chance.
     
  13. redcoat

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    While eventually the USA would have been able to launch the invasion, it wouldn't have taken place in 1944 without it.
    US warships only made up 16% of the escorting and bombardment force, and non-US flagged ships made up 75% of the total invasion force (transports LST, LCI etc).
     

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